So you’ve ordered a roman blind, before you get started with fitting your blind check the contents of the box and ensure you’ve got everything you need. If you’re fitting your blind at home feel free to download our printable guide here.
- Chain operated side control unit with internal breakaway mechanism
- Lever Lock Metal fixing brackets
- Warning Labels
Please note: Fixings will be required to install your blind depending on the mounting surface. Wallboard and plaster require the use of anchors such as expansion or toggle bolts. Brick, tile or stone need special plugs and drill bits, remember to always pre-drill holes in wood to avoid splitting.
Positioning the Blind
Inside The Recess
The blind should be positioned in the centre of the recess ensuring that the gap at either end is the same. A metal bracket (B) should be positioned approx. 8-10cms from each side, any other brackets, depending on the size of your blind, should be positioned equally along the length of the blind.
Outside the Recess
The blind should be positioned so that equal lengths of the blind extend outside the left and right sides of the recess. Determine the installation point by extending the fabric fully, taking into consideration the window sill or any other factors. A metal bracket (B) should be positioned approx. 8-10cms from each side, any other brackets, depending on the size of your blind, should be positioned equally along the length of the blind.
2. How to fit Lever Lock Metal Fixing Brackets (B)
3. Top Fixing or Face Fixing Brackets
The brackets supplied can be used to either top fix (ceiling) or face fix (wall) the blind. These are attached to the blind on delivery and need to be removed before fitting. To remove brackets from the blind, slide the lever anti-clockwise to release and then unclip.
Mark out the fixing positions on the frame, wall or ceiling. Ensure the brackets are positioned so the blind will not be obstructed during operation by window handles, levers etc.
Fix brackets into place using appropriate plugs and screws.
4. Installing the Blind
Place the rail in a slightly tilted position and slide over the metal edge of the bracket. Press the rail back and slide the swivel lever back to lock the rail in place.
5. Operating the blind
The blind operates on a continuous loop chain (A). By pulling the front or back of the chain down the blind will lower and lift as required, keep the chains vertical for smooth operation.
6. Rear Cord Safety Devices
The blind will arrive levelled and true. Your blind is fitted with two part breakaway devices on the lower rod pockets, each cord has two devices. Should these devices detach they will be retained on the cord and can be simply clicked back in place.
7. Internal Chain Breakaway Safety Mechanism
The blind is fitted with an internal breakaway cog housing the operating chain. Should the internal cog separate from the housing it can be inserted back into the blind by applying a firm and even pressure, the chain must be looped back on to the cog before it is re-inserted into the blind. The grooves on the cog must be corrected lined up with the grooves in the housing, the larger outer side of the cog should be closest to the edge of the blind. Once inserted back into the housing the blind will operate normally.